The yellow-stucco mansion at the corner of Valence Street and St. Charles Avenue is the subject of a demolition request by Baton Rouge-based Crescent Road LLC, scheduled to be heard at 2 p.m. Aug. 20 by the Neighborhood Conservation District Committee, according to Karen Gadbois on her “Squandered Heritage” blog at The Lens.
Sno Dog, the year-round snowball and frozen custard stand in the former Dat Dog location that last year brought lines of waiting patrons to the Freret Street sidewalk, opens today (Thursday, Aug. 9), reports NOLA Defender.
Some shipping companies make no mistakes. Just so you know. With such a bold statement that is in fact true (just ask), you would think the-shipper-that-could might add that to their huffy and overly confident, chin up repertoire. Alas, they do not. As consumers we are told they really adore systemization, that their quickness may be akin to a well-oiled operation and most directly how best can we serve you (which if this were a real question, then I might never shut up). I say let’s start with making a quick end to the empty apologies for poor service and paying for my next shipment. That’s how best you can serve me.
A woman was injured Wednesday evening in a shooting in Gert Town, police said.
As it celebrates its first year in business, Uptown PR is holding a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Magazine Street storefront this afternoon.
Based on the requests of several residents, the Irish Channel Neighborhood Association will begin a discussion tonight (Thursday, Aug. 9) about the process of setting a private security patrol in the area.
Dramatic and final markdowns have been taken on all inventory including chandeliers, sconces, lamps, rugs, consoles, tables, chairs, mirrors, original art and more.
Today is Allan’s birthday and he has spent much of it reminiscing about the revolutionary changes in the world of gathering and disseminating news since he began his career as a cub reporter at the old States-Item in 1963.
In those days, the Times-Picayune building was an old wooden firetrap on North Street, facing toward Lafayette Square and away from Poydras Street, which hadn’t yet become an important avenue. Adjacent to the newspaper offices on St. Charles Avenue was Gallier Hall, which housed a city government that was soon to move to new quarters on Loyola Avenue. The most popular restaurant in the neighborhood was Marble Hall, located on Lafayette Street adjacent to Gallier Hall.
With a dramatically larger student body expected when school begins Aug. 20, Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans is putting the finishing touches on its new campus, particular with regard to its food service.
Meanwhile, as the school board seeks to create a stable governing structure over the coming year, its members appointed three long-time advisers to the school to join them on the board for a year.
The New Orleans City Council will hold its first meeting Thursday as the “Carrollton Palmetto Economic Development District,” the governing body established to oversee the tax credits the city will give to Costco for its new store on South Carrollton.
After a series of community meetings hosted by Tulane about their plans for a new football stadium, a nearby neighborhood is hosting its own meeting Thursday evening that will pair a university official with one of the most outspoken opponents of the project.
With construction on the new Crocker building delayed until Labor Day, students at the new ENCORE Academy charter school will spend their first two weeks in a classroom building at Touro Synagogue, school officials said. Meanwhile, the school is adding a third grade to its initial roster of grade levels it will open this year, and continues to accept applications, school leaders said.
A panel of national advocates for quality journalism will convene at 7 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, Aug. 8) on the campus of Loyola University seeking input from community members on what the news should look like and how it should be delivered in New Orleans after the newspaper ceases daily publication, sponsored in part by The Lens. The discussion will be held in Nunemaker Auditorium in Monroe Hall at 1700 Calhoun St., and will be broadcast live on Uptown Messenger and other members of the New Orleans Digital New Alliance.
A city-owned car parked near NORD headquarters in the Lower Garden District was heavily damaged in a hit-and-run crash over the weekend, city officials told our partners at WWL-TV.
After sailing through the City Planning Commission in June, a project to move Reginelli’s across Magazine Street into the former WOW Wingery location on State Street got a similarly warm reception from the Audubon-Riverside Neighborhood Association on Tuesday evening.
The Audubon Riverside Neighborhood Association will hear updates on the project to move Reginelli’s Pizzeria across Magazine Street and on the proposed Uptown-University Cultural District that would create tax credits for historic renovations at a meeting at 6:45 p.m. tonight (Tuesday, Aug. 7) at St. Paul’s church, 616 Eleonore Street).
The staff of a popular St. Charles Avenue restaurant was robbed at gunpoint early Saturday morning, and three people were injured in two separate shootings in Gert Town and Hollygrove over the weekend, according to police reports.
With a busy August anticipated as Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans moves into its new campus at State and Patton streets and prepares for the first day of classes, the school’s board has moved its monthly meeting to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 8).
Why does Mayor Landrieu hate live music? And why did Stacy Head give him the “alley oop” do shut down virtually any bar he wants?
I’m not a conspiracy theorist by any means, but when two events feed into each other so perfectly that a connection is nearly impossible to ignore, you have to acknowledge your suspicions even if you’d prefer not to speculate and stick with verified facts. There is something rotten at City Hall, and I just want to know why.